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Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Inaugurates Radiation Therapy Department

SSMC has opened a radiation therapy section to deliver advanced cancer care to patients in the UAE and throughout the region.

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) has inaugurated its radiation therapy department to provide progressive cancer care for patients in the UAE and the wider region. 

Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is a crucial treatment option for cancer patients, using high-energy beams to destroy cancer cell DNA, often reducing or eliminating tumors. 

The department’s launch enhances SSMC’s position as a specialized oncology care hospital, extending its oncological offerings in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

Significant Role in Comprehensive Cancer Care:

Radiation therapy plays a central role in comprehensive cancer care, benefiting over half of cancer patients worldwide at some stage in their treatment journey. 

With over 18 million people diagnosed with cancer globally and 9.6 million cancer-related deaths yearly, the department will significantly contribute to advancing cancer care in the region.

State-of-the-Art Facility with a Multidisciplinary Team:

The radiation therapy department at SSMC will provide both definitive and palliative care, utilizing cutting-edge technologies for precise and innovative treatment. 

The facility, managed by a renowned multidisciplinary team, offers various treatment techniques, such as IMRT, volume-modulated arc therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery, providing highly specialized and patient-centered care of the highest quality.

Advanced Equipment for Precision and Patient Benefits:

SSMC’s investment in Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators ensures precise tumor treatment while minimizing radiation exposure to critical body areas. 

The facility can conduct up to 50 treatment sessions daily, supporting patients with state-of-the-art cancer care closer to home.

Focused on Quality, Integration, and Innovation:

The CEO of SSMC, Dr. Naser Ammash, emphasized the hospital’s commitment to providing world-class care in oncology. 

The radiation therapy department is part of SSMC’s mission to offer integrated, innovative, and compassionate care that achieves the best patient outcomes in the UAE and the broader region.

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